What’s in it for me? Learn why representative government is common sense.
Imagine you lived in British Colonial America. Back then, you could be taxed and wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. The government, located an ocean away, could take your property and leave you helpless. Would you accept this state of affairs?
Of course not, and Thomas Paine didn’t either. Instead, he wrote a pamphlet, Common Sense, which outlined what perfect government would look like.
So, how do you go about constructing a society the right way? These blinks will show you how.
In these blinks, you’ll discover
- why societies need rules to steer people’s behavior;
- why representation is needed as societies grow; and
- how England crippled the American economy prior to the American Revolution.